Court backs withheld treatment

The Supreme Court has ruled that appeal judges were right to allow doctors to withhold treatment from a "gravely ill" guitarist.

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Supreme Court rules against widow in 'right to live' case

The Supreme Court has ruled that appeal judges were right to allow doctors to withhold treatment from a "gravely ill" man.

Guitarist David James, who was in his late 60s, died 10 months ago at a Liverpool hospital, shortly after the Court of Appeal decided that withdrawal of treatment would be in his best interests.

His widow May had asked the Supreme Court to overrule that decision but a panel of Supreme Court justices today ruled against her after analysing the case at a hearing in London in July.

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